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Computer Science Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2019

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Prabuddha Tuladhar

Majors: mathematics, computer science
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Employer: BlackRock
Job title: software engineer

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has taught me how to handle multiple tasks all at once and manage my time. It has also helped to communicate my ideas and reasonings in a better way to my audience. I feel these skills will transfer well into any part of my professional life after graduation.

Internship Experience

Data analyst - Project SHARE

  • Volunteered as a data analyst at Project SHARE of Carlisle. I initiated analysis on client data to increase efficiency in product distribution and increase client numbers.
  • I also analyzed and presented data to increase Facebook user engagement by 35% and total user engagement by 23%.

Summer analyst - BlackRock

  • Developed an automation feature for integration testing the SAP IQ through Java Spring.
  • Worked on the web application to enhance user interface using Angular and Typescript.
  • Massively increased testing coverage through unit tests using JUnit and Mockito. 
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Steven Chris Jones

Majors: biology, computer science
Hometown: Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Field of study: bioinformatics
Employer: GeneOne Life Science

Job Responsibilities

GeneOne has not yet titled my position, but I will be working under Joel Maslow, their chief medical officer. The specific project he has mentioned I would start with is computational analysis and data research related to the expression of the hormone HER2 in certain types of breast cancer, which will (hopefully) ultimately lead to drug treatment for this type of breast cancer.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has done well to prepare me to learn throughout my life. I believe the ability to adapt and understand problems and situations is equal in importance to the content I learned in my courses at Dickinson. Research in the biology department was likely one of the most useful things I did during my time in Carlisle. I was given real problems without solutions and asked to work on them and to make progress in my own way. It was much more rewarding than a traditional class and had a huge impact on the way I approach problems. I also think it is worth highlighting the value of the extracurricular activities I participated in. My time in the Student Senate was transformative and helped me to understand how to conduct myself in a professional setting, address difficult situations and ultimately helped to lead to the start of my career.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am very thankful for my time at Dickinson, but I am ready to move on to tackle larger challenges both professionally and intellectually. I am very excited to be starting my career working on complex computational biology problems and to see how I will grow and learn from future challenges.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

As I spoke about above, some of the most transformative moments during my Dickinson experience happened while doing research with Professor Dana Somers and Professor Carol Loeffler in the biology department and during my time as the Student Senate president.

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Aditi Joshi

Majors: mathematics, computer science
Hometown: Lalitpur, Nepal
Employer: Audible
Job title: software development engineer

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I feel like a liberal-arts education is more than just getting a degree in a particular major, as it helps you in overall development. I am a computer science and mathematics major, and I was able to use the knowledge I gained from the classes and projects during my internship. However, it was not limited to that, as I had an opportunity to take different classes from different departments, including businesses, and participate in different programs, like the Innovation Competition. Having these opportunities really helped me to understand the dynamics of an organization properly. Also, I feel like I have gained more confidence in talking to people and explaining my ideas to people outside my field.

Internship Experience

Company: Audible, Newark, New Jersey - software development intern
Duties:

  • Designed and implemented a scalable service using AWS Lambda, SNS and SQS.
  • Built monitoring dashboard and deployment pipeline with integration testing for the service.
  • Participated in spring planning and brainstorming session in an agile environment.

Company: ReturnLogic, Carlisle - software development intern
Duties:

  • Built reusable UI components for web application using React Framework.
  • Tested functionality of React UI components using Jest Unit Testing Framework.
  • Performed code reviews and repository management using Git and Bitbucket.

Jon Evans

Majors: computer science, philosophy
Hometown: Woodstock, Vermont
Employer: Trala
Job title: software engineer

Job Responsibilities

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

To build real world software applications.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Staying up late with friends and bonding with my major.

Internship Experience

Infiniteach, Chicago, Ill. – software development intern, June 2017 – January 2018

  • Startup that creates accessibility apps for various cultural institutions; primarily for kids with autism.
  • Developed customizable trivia game on Android OS for children with autism to increase memory retention and cognitive function (Kotlin, Android Studios, Git, JSON).
  • Constructed the trivia game’s user interface with special consideration given to improving the experience of players on the autism spectrum, focusing on enjoyment and ease of use.
  • Worked closely with key members of management team to create strategies for both technological and institutional growth; participated in team meetings, strategy sessions, and software reviews.

Youth Guidance Chicago, Ill. –- computer science intern, June 2017 – August 2017

  • Non-profit that provides a network of mentors for youth from under-resourced communities; Collaborated to build a new data system to better store sensitive student information.
  • Implemented and designed an optimized solution for database Exchange Transfer Load (ETL) using Java and SQL, reducing total project length from 100 to 25 hours (Java, SQL).
  • Trained mentors on front-end usage of new system by demonstrating key features and common errors.
  • Crafted automated forms that allowed users to enter critical student information, reducing human error and augmenting data collection capabilities.

TMW Center for Early Learning and Public Health at UChicago, Chicago, Ill. – design intern, June 2018 – August 2018

  • Designed and built a wireframe for an iPad application to educate new parents on best practices for speaking with newborns, focus on creating simple and engaging user experience for parents across the socioeconomic spectrum (Axure, JustInMind, IOS).
  • Analyzed user experience and accessibility of application by iteratively testing different design prototypes, leading to enhanced functionality and control flow.
  • Brainstormed with team of interns, consultants, and project managers weekly to devise potential features to be built into the application.

Ewurabena Ampofo-Tenkorang

Major: computer science
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Employer: Effect Studios
Job title: front-end Web developer

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for the development of websites and applications using web technologies to satisfy the needs and expectations of the client.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Throughout my time in Dickinson, I have come across and worked with various types of people which I believe has helped strengthen my communication skills as well as my ability to work in a team which are valuable skills for the career path I hope to pursue.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I'm just interested to see where I end up as there are many routes I could take under the umbrella of Web development. I may even end up outside of that. It's just very exciting as I'm open to learning new things within my field that will help me contribute to the development of Ghana as a country and eventually Africa.

Internship Experience

  • Effect Studios, Accra, Ghana : 2018: Front-end Web developer intern - I applied front-end development skills to successfully translate client visions for web pages into reality.
  • KMPB, Accra, Ghana: 2018: IT advisory intern - Collaborated in professional team to conduct ISMS audits and propose alterations for client firms.
  • SOFTTribe, Accra, Ghana: 2016 - I collaborated with a team responsible for the implementation of a newly developed software for a client.

Daniel Ngo

Majors: computer science, mathematics
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Graduate School: University of Minnesota
Field of study: computer science

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Coursework and honor research in the departments of mathematics and computer science.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Graduate coursework and research are going to be challenging but worthwhile.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The first-year seminar was interesting and shaped my vision of what I wanted to study. It was the first computer science course that I took at Dickinson College.

Internship Experience

FIS Global, technical assistant, Hanoi, Vietnam
FPT TechInsight, research assistant, Hanoi, Vietnam

Catalina Ionescu

Major: computer science
Hometown: Oradea, Bihor, Romania
Employer: Bloomberg LP
Job title: software engineer

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson set up a basis for me to learn and develop more. I am also grateful for the financial aid I got, which helped me set a foot in the door for a brighter future than I would have had otherwise.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I will use my OPT to work as a software engineer at Bloomberg LP. I am currently also considering a master's degree for later on, but not sure when (depends on my visa status in the next 1-3 years).

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Declaring my computer science major, dropping physics as a major, being part of Professor Michael Skalak's competitive club and being part of the winning team in the Dickinson contest in Spring 2018. Participating in three ACM contests, getting my internship at Box and working as a career coach in the Career Center.

Internship Experience

Software engineer intern at Box, Inc - Redwood City, California. Worked as a software engineer intern in the Feed Team. I worked on a full-stack feature that shows who are the people that have interacted with a file on Box Feed. I used PHP and React as the main technologies. Then I also worked on designing an API for rendering the most relevant users.
   
Software engineer intern at Return Logic Inc, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. I worked part time as a software engineer intern for the fall 2018 and spring 2019. I developed a system for updating inventories in fall 2018. In spring 2019, I worked on automating the system for retrieving label invoices, allowing for them to be downloaded by the user.

Connor Ford

Major: computer science
Hometown: Shamong, New Jersey
Graduate School: Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Field of study: information security policy and management

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has given me many applicable skills and experiences that I know will benefit me for the rest of my life. Classes helped build my technical skills, as well as help shape my perspective of the world and how people fit in it.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the society that has given me so much already.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I think the most defining moments for me are times when I forced myself into uncomfortable spaces and adapted to them. The more I did that, the less of them there were. Being a resident advisor and studying abroad are two examples.

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Published April 12, 2019